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Minocqua man pleads not guilty to the 1982 murder of his wifeSubmitted: 04/19/2018
Minocqua man pleads not guilty to the 1982 murder of his wife
Story By Newswatch 12 Team

RHINELANDER - A Minocqua man pleaded not guilty Thursday to a murder from 1982. 

Robin Mendez was charged with homicide in February in the death of his wife. 


Barbara Mendez was murdered April 28, 1982 at the Park City Credit Union building in Minocqua, where she worked. 

The case went unsolved for 36 years, until his two daughters told police Robin Mendez had manipulated them so he had an alibi. 

In Oneida County Court Thursday, Mendez entered a not guilty plea. 

Mendez is currently in jail on a $250,000 cash bond. He's due back in court in June. 


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